Philosophical Basis of Public Servants-Notes for Competitive Exams

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  • Public good vs Private good
  • Welfare state theory
  • Rights based state

Principles of in Promoting Transparency?

  • Maximum disclosure
  • Obligation to publish
  • Promotion of open government
  • Limited scope of exceptions
  • Process to facilitate access
  • Costs

Work Culture

  • Paradigm by which people operate in an organization
  • Good work culture
    • employees are passionate about work
    • Satisfied with work
    • Opportunity to grow
    • Healthy competition
  • Ex. private org, google, facebook

Improving Work Culture

  • cleanliness, ergonomics
  • Women concerns
  • Team work
  • Consultative decision making
  • Reducing layers in decision making
  • Recreational activities

Using Public Funds

  • Improving collection
  • Outcome budgeting, zero-based budgeting
  • audit
  • Increase scrutiny/participation by
    • Legislature
    • Civil society

Forms of Corruption

Forms of Corruption

Cost of Corruption

  • Corruption in developing countries
  • Resource diversion
  • Environmental degradation
  • Poverty
  • Moral fiber of the society
  • Quality of policy making
  • Economic growth
  • Flight of capital
  • Institutional capacity
  • Alienation of people from government

Combating Corruption

  • Right to review of decisions
  • Right to obtain reasons for decisions
  • Right to be heard

Ethics Infrastructure

  • A law enumerates core principles and institutional structure to implement it
  • Every department designs its own CoC, CoE as per the guidelines of the act
  • Mechanisms for enforcement

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